Hello Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday 5th June 2022.
The leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party criticized the party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for his remarks against President Muhammadu Buhari.
While stating that the explosion was unacceptable, the APC noted that the apology later offered by Tinubu was not sufficient.
The party said it could punish the presidential aspirant for the outburst.
Speaking to reporters at the party’s national secretariat on Saturday, APC national chairman Abdullahi Adamu said the former governor of Lagos state insulted President Muhammadu Buhari and called his action unseemly. and insulting.
Beleaguered All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are on the list of those allowed to participate in the party’s presidential primary.
Recall that former APC national chairman John Odigie-Oyegun, who headed the party’s presidential selection committee, told reporters on Friday that only 13 aspirants had been cleared for the primary scheduled for June 6.
Sources have now revealed that all of the presidential aspirants have been cleared and qualified, but the committee has recommended a ‘safe list’ of 13 names.
It was also found that Tinubu was the only presidential aspirant to reject the consensus candidate option, stressing that he would only support this option if he emerged as the consensus candidate.
The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said that sensitive election materials will no longer be kept at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Naija News reports that Yakubu said so on Saturday during an election dialogue, “The Electorate”, organized by Enough is Enough (EiE).
While revealing that documents will no longer be “routed” through the CBN, the INEC chairman said that the electoral body has never had a problem with the CBN since the start of the partnership.
He said, however, that due to “current circumstances”, an alternative will be found.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party has said statutory delegates will not be able to vote in its presidential primaries scheduled for June 6-8.
Naija News reports that the APC was reacting to the decision that statutory delegates could vote at its special convention, where its presidential candidate would emerge.
Recall that a Federal High Court sitting in Kano had ruled that statutory delegates can participate in the primaries of political parties in accordance with the Nigerian constitution.
The judgment was handed down Friday by Judge AM Liman following a complaint filed by Mas’ud Doguwa, Habibu Sani and Bilyaminu Shinkafi.
There was a commotion at Lugbe Timber Market in Abuja on Saturday following the murder of an unidentified man.
Naija News has learned that the man was lynched, stoned and burned to death in Abuja for allegedly insulting the Prophet of Islam Muhammad (SAW).
The incident was found to have caused panic and traffic congestion inside Federal Housing, Lugbe in the FCT.
Eyewitnesses said the mob action happened on Saturday afternoon after the victim, known for insulting the Prophet, took refuge in the market vigilante’s office.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has revealed the real reason why he withdrew from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary election.
Tambuwal said he resigned for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the PDP primaries for the benefit of Nigerians and the country at large.
The governor added that he supported Atiku in order to strengthen the PDP and the country’s democracy.
Tambuwal said so on Saturday while addressing a crowd that greeted him at the State Government House on Friday shortly after arriving from Abuja.
Senior officials from the Presidency Muhammadu Buhari, infamously known as the Cabal, have reportedly sold Senate Speaker Ahmad Lawan’s candidacy to the President.
Naija News reports that it is coming in a few days in the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary.
It has been gathered that President Buhari is expected to present Lawan to critical party stakeholders as his preferred candidate for the party ticket.
According to several sources, the Cabal of Aso Villa obtained the president’s adhesion to Lawan.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu said no presidential candidate had been disqualified from running in the party’s presidential primary.
Naija News reported earlier that the APC Presidential Selection Committee led by John Odigie-Oyegun had disqualified 10 of the party’s 23 presidential candidates.
Presenting the committee’s report to the APC national president on Friday, Odigie-Oyegun said only 13 of the 23 nominees selected had been cleared by the committee.
While refusing to reveal the identities of those disqualified, the former national president of the APC said that only young aspirants were on the list of exonerated aspirants.
Islamic State insurgents in West Africa Province (ISWAP) killed a wanted Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād commander, Ummate Ma.
Naija News has learned that ISWAP fighters also killed some of the fighters of Boko Haram commanders killed in a clash between the two rival groups.
According to security expert, Zagazola Makama, Ummate Ma also known as Muhamma, who was a Khayd (governor), and several of his fighters were shot on June 1 in Borno State.
He said the commander of Boko Haram was killed when ISWAP terrorists ambushed the commander’s convoy at Mandara Mountain in the axis of Gwoza Local Government Area (LGA) en route to Cameroon.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, President Muhammadu Buhari will meet all presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday.
Naija News understands that the President will also reveal his preferred presidential candidate during the meeting.
A senior federal government official said Buhari will embark on a short trip to Ghana today (Saturday) and return to the country later today.
According to the source who spoke to The PUNCH, President Buhari is expected to meet the APC presidential aspirants on Saturday evening or Sunday.